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<< Atrial Fibrillation: Management Strategies In The Emergency Department

Diagnostic Studies

AFL is an atrial tachyarrhythmia secondary to a reentry mechanism, and is characterized by an atrial rate of 250 to 350 beats per minute. Ventricular rates in AFL are usually around 150 beats per minute secondary to 2:1 conduction through the atrioventricular node. Classic ECG pattern includes the presence of flutter waves.

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